The Tood Collection of British Milled Sovereigns

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Date of Auction: 28th September 2005

Sold for £7,200

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

1819 (M 3; S 3785). Pierced below bust and fair only but extremely rare (£8,000-10,000)


Glendining Auction, 12 February 1970, lot 75
Glendining Auction, 10 February 1999, lot 66.

This date is recognised not only as the rarest in the series of George III sovereigns but as one of the rarest dates in the entire sovereign series. A mere six examples are believed available to commerce and this is one of only three to have been offered in recent times (
cf. M.A. Marsh, The Gold Sovereign, 2002, p.5). This is almost certainly the coin which Marsh once considered buying but was put off by its condition, a decision he was to regret for many years